Let’s  discuss how music participation may enhance the immune system.

Music is proven to reduce stress and stress reduction results in a boost to your immune system. It has also been well documented that music participation increases learning skills, specifically memory skills and abstract reasoning skills. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, now is opportunity to bolster your music abilities and health with music lessons.  

A study conducted by Barry Bittman M.D. at Mind-Body Wellness Center in Meadville PA brought new perspective when it comes to music playing a role in stress reduction. Study results showed that individuals taking part in their first keyboard lesson showed significantly more stress reduction than those who relaxed with a newspaper or magazine. 

Music has an astoundingly positive effect on both our minds and bodies. Physiological effects include slowing pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure and decreasing the levels of stress hormones. Music therapy is found to significantly reduce stress in cancer patients which in turn improves quality of life. Making music can reduce burnout and improve mood among nursing students. Listening to music has been found to relieve depression and increase self esteem ratings in elderly people. The sensation and distress of those suffering from both chronic pain and postoperative pain are reduced with music. Listening to headphones before and after surgery significantly reduces stress in hospital patients. 

Stress has biological effects that impair the immune system functioning. An impaired immune system weakens the body’s ability to fend off infection and malignancy.  Music reduces stress and also enhances mood. If you are looking for music lessons in the N.Y. Metro area go to Kathryn Brickell Music today. Improve your immune system health with music lessons.  Go music!